Posts Tagged “Vancouver”

For the Folks at home: OpenEd09

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OpenEd09 was a great conference. Possibly one of the best I have been to. Sharing is very powerful. In Leigh’s circle, people have sought to develop stuff, posted it as a work in progress to find other people working on similar things just down the road. Bingo: collaboration, synergy, time saving and dare I say…

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After OpenEd (1)

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After conference. I am too tired to write much with any coherence, plus I do not have any decent internet access.  Lots of thoughts. Yesterday, the last of the conference, a trip to Whistler. Last night tea with Randy, Patricia Schmitt and Christine Geith, all with a Wikieducator connection. Today is Saturday, we took the…

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Day one: finished presentation

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Day one: finished presentation

The THEME: OK, getting our teaching resources better, more current, less stress on the teachers who do the writing, having better lives.  OER may help.  What are the questions?  Where thiungs go well, WHAT FACTORS ARE IN PLAY? Afterthoughts Used the wrong title for my session: it’s really all about the power of micronetworks.  Maybe…

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Conference, day zero

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Tuesday: FINE Edited Phillipas 40min exam programme, slept in, laundry, cabbage rolls for breakfast, (Chitako is an awesome cook), bus, library, missed Randy sadly. Then off to the afternoon session with Downes and Wiley.  Two guys talking for 3.5 hours. I had little awareness of the breadth of the issues around commercialisation, not in theory,…

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OpenEd preconference day

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Plan to meet up with Randy Fisher today.  I know what he will ask me about.  I really should shift my stuff to wikieducator and kill off akowiki.  Got some questions as well. OpenEd: already too much to think about. Random sessions of particular interest 1. John Mott: PLE’s and LMS’s: “Traditional LMSs are not…

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Open Ed Conf 4: summary

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This is the final of the four posts on my topic at OpenEd 2009.  Just for the sake of completness. Here is my handout/summary. Summary Notes (Word format) An Approach to the Problems of Personalisation and Context Dependency in Open Educational Resources We had some initial conversations: how are we going to move ahead in…

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Open Ed contribution 3: it’s not all bad news

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This is number three in a series.  Some of the things I may not get a chance to share at OpenEd 2009. These are some of the roadblocks put forward as real or perceived issues by teachers who expressed a keeness to share and to collaborate or work together on resources – or at least…

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OpenEd contribution 2: the minuses

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This is the second post in a series.  See the previous post. (perceived ) Barriers to Sharing resources After some of the conversations, here are some jottings of perceived barriers to sharing resources. I realize there are more types of resources than just written items [such as video, audio and images]. Some of the stated…

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OpenED contribution 1: Introduction

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I’m presenting on Wednesday at the Open Education Conference in Vancouver.  Here are a few of the things I will not get time to say. In many respects I am an amateur and a dabbler in this area of open education. The wikipedia definition: “Open educational resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and…

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Vancouver Day One

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Terrible night last night.  Wrote a bit more of my talk when I couldn’t sleep. Today, Saturday: Time off mainly. Vancouver has a superb system to handle cyclists. vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/ Johns partner Lyn has left a bike here, and complete with a cycle route map, I set off. Firstly, I tried to sort a micro SD…

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